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Starting School in September 2021


To apply for a school place for your child, please follow City of York local authority procedures. You can access the local authority portal, here.  Please click here to access the City of York's Guide for Parents.


In addition, please download and  complete the Supplementary Information Form, below, which must be sent to St Aelred's RC Primary School - a Catholic Voluntary Academy.


Please note, if your child attends our school nursery, you must still make a formal application for a place at St Aelred's school through the local authority.


Admissions Arrangements for Entry in 2021/22

  Our published admission number for Reception in 2021 is 30 pupils.

Admissions Consultation

This year's Admissions Consultation is being jointly held by all admissions authorities in the City of York between 12 October and 29 November 2020.  The consultation includes the admissions policies and planned number of places available at each school in the year(s) of entry.  The views of parent/carers, schools and other interested parties are being sought during this consultation.

To respond, you can write to us, email or complete this short survey at

Following the consultation, each admission authority will formally set ('determine') their admission arrangements for admission in 2022-2023 by 28 February 2021.  Determined policies will be on all admissions authorities own websites by 15 March 2021 after which objections can be raised.


All documents found below at this stage are in their draft (pre-determined) form. 

St Aelred's draft policy for 2022-2023 is available below.  The planned number of places (PAN) for Reception in September 2022 is 30.